US Tribes A to B
Click on a letter of the alphabet to go to US Tribes starting with that letter. Where known, the official name is used.
Linked tribal names go to their profile index page which will contain more links to sections of our site where you can find articles about that tribe and related tribes.
KEY:(F)= Federally Recognized, (S)= State Recognized, (T)= Terminated, (U)= Unrecognized, (M)= Mesoamerican Civilizations,(P)= Petitioning for Recognition, (C)= Canadian Tribes, (E)= Extinct, (IRA)= Indian Reorganization Act
Inclusion on this site does NOT mean an endorsement has been made for recognition of any particular tribe. All entities claiming to be US indian tribes that we are aware of have been included for completeness.
Where known, we have indicated official tribal status with our Key Chart, based on information released by the BIA as of May 2016.
In many cases we have not verified the validity of the claim of tribal status, and leave it to your own common sense or further research to validate tribal claims.Alternate names in parenthesis are either older names that were once used to identify that tribe, or they are misspellings.Links to tribal profile pages are at the bottom of the page.
United States Indian tribes starting with A
Achomawi – See Pit River Indians (F)
Acoma Pueblo: See Pueblo of Acoma (F)
Anadarko – See Caddo
Apache: Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (F)
Bedonkohe – Chiricahua Apache Band name
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation (New Mexico) (F)
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona (Western Apache)(F)
Apsalooka (Apsaaloke) – See Crow Tribe of Montana (F)
Arikara: (Arikari) – See Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation (North Dakota) (F)
Assiniboine: (Assiniboin) Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Montana) (F)
Assinaboine – See Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana (Assinaboine and Gros Ventre) (Montana)(F)
Atsina (Atsugewi, Atsuge, Atsugeyi, Atsukeyi, Atsuke) – Also known as Gros Ventre – See: Fort Belknap (Above)
Auburn Rancheria or Auburn Indian Community – See United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California
United States Indian tribes starting with B
Bannock – See Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation (Idaho)
Barbareño – A Chumash language spoken by ancestral villages located in what is now the general Santa Barbara area.
Battle Mountain Tribe – See Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone
Bettol – See Mattole in Southern California
Biloxi – See Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana
Bode’wadmi – See Potawatomi
Bois Forte Band – See Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
US Tribes A to Z :: US Tribes A-B :: Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Index
Who are the Absentee-Shawnee tribe?
The ancestral homelands of the Shawnees are in the northeastern United States. During the 19th century, the tribe was removed by the U.S. Government to what is now the state of Kansas. The group which became known as the Absentee Shawnee Tribe absented itself from the reservation in Kansas in 1845 (thus their name), and traveled southwards to Texas.
Home :: US Tribes A to Z :: US Tribes A-B :: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation
Who are the Agua Caliente Indians?
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is one of nine bands of Cahuilla Indians living in southern California. They are a federally recognized indian tribe. The Cahuilla tribe of Native Americans have inhabited California for more than 2,000 years.
Who is the Ak Chin Indian Community?
The Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation is a Native American community located in the Santa Cruz Valley in Arizona. The community is composed mainly of Akimel O’odham (Pima), and Tohono O’odham (Papago), as well as some Hia-Ced O’odham members.